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XtraReportDesignerExtensions.ShowDesignerDialog(XtraReport) Method

Invokes the standard End-User Report Designer form modally to allow end-users to edit the report.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v19.2.Extensions.dll


public static void ShowDesignerDialog(
    this XtraReport report
Public Shared Sub ShowDesignerDialog(
    report As XtraReport


Name Type Description
report XtraReport

A report to open in the End-User Report Designer.


Call the ShowDesignerDialog method to open the report in the default End-User Report Designer with a Standard Toolbar modally.

To be able to use this method, you should add the DevExpress.XtraReports.v19.2.Extensions.dll to your project's References list.

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...

XtraReport1 report = new XtraReport1();

We recommend you use the ReportDesignTool class instead, which provides the similar ReportDesignTool.ShowDesignerDialog method and additionally allows you to customize the Report Designer form. This class also enables you to release the memory right after showing this form (for instance, by calling the Dispose method or utilizing the using statement).


You cannot use the ShowDesignerDialog method in Web applications. Use the Web Report Designer instead.

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